About the Instructor: Cindy Denne
Teaching Gymnastics has been a passion of mine for quite some time. It all started with my own children when they were very young. They were very active and enjoyed staying busy. During the spring and summer months they rode their bikes and swam with me while I cross-trained for the Marine Corp Marathon. I soon found they needed a sport for the winter months.
There was a private gymnastics club in Annapolis, MD that offered both recreational and competitive programs for boys and girls. Perfect, I thought, so I quickly enrolled them. They began their classes and loved them. Within a few sessions they both were invited to join the competitive program and with that came driving to the gym 5 days a week. It was at this time, my passion for the sport began. After volunteering at a few open gyms on Friday evenings, I was offered a position as teacher and coach for both the recreational and competitive programs. How could I ever refuse.
I began teaching/coaching at Barlow’s Gymnastics in 1990 until we moved to Baker City in the fall of 1995. I taught/coached at Powder River Gymnastics and Main Street Gym, 1995 – 2003 teaching various recreational classes and coaching team girls. Through participation of the recreational classes, we found that we had some very talented young boys, so with both the interest and need, I developed and coached a competitive boys team as well.
I have been teaching snowboarding and skiing at Ski Anthony Lakes Mountain Resort since 1996. Some may know me from my 13 year career with Eastern Oregon Medical Associates from 2003-2016. I retired in November and was asked by Heidi to rekindle the gymnastics program here at Baker County YMCA.
How could I ever refuse… I’m back…